One windy day two monks were arguing about a flapping banner across the shore.
The first said, “I say the banner is moving, not the wind.”
The second said, “I say the wind is moving, not the banner.”
A third monk passed by and said, “The wind is not moving. The banner is not moving. Your minds are moving.”
Note: Parable from Edward Allen Toppel. Toppel was an independent floor trader in the S&P 500 futures pit in the Chicago Mercantile Exchange. He has nearly 20 years of floor experience and has been a member of the Chicago Board Options Exchange and the Chicago Board of Trade. Prior to being a trader, he worked at Bear, Stearns & Company.